Real Food Real Fast: Simple Smoothie Recipes

Posted on September 3, 2009 by

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Smoothies are a fantastic meal for both increasing your calories and getting loads of nutrients into your body quickly, as well as easy meal portability and finally, REAL FAST FOOD.  This is fast food you can really feel good about!

The Genesis recipe section has lots of fun smoothie recipes, and here are a few of our favorite basics.   Here’s some fun clues for smoothies:

1)  Try adding greens – no, not the powdered supplements, but real greens like spinach, leaf lettuce, or chard.  A handful or two in the blender with your fruit will make the color interesting – but will taste delightful, honestly!  It’s a great way to get more greens in your daily diet in a highly digestible format.

2)  When making a smoothie for later, use frozen fruit and or ice cubes.  This will keep it cold if you’re not carrying a cooler.

3)  Water is great liquid for smoothies.  You don’t need dairy in any form in there.  You can try any variety of nut, rice, oat, hemp or non-dairy milk if you like.

4)  Be wary when purchasing smoothies from a vendor or a bottle.  Many smoothie vendors use powdered smoothie mixes loaded with sugar and who-knows-what-all-else.  Ask questions; read labels.

5)  It’s very cost effective to make your own smoothies!  Buy large bags of frozen fruit; freeze fruit when it’s on sale; try different vegetables (small amounts).  Be creative.  Try different recipes and combinations.

6)  Add hempseed (grind a couple tablespoons in a small amount of water and build the smoothie on top of that to blend) or flaxseed for additional fiber and Omega 3 fats.

CHOCO-NANA SMOOTHIE

1.5 tbsp – almond butter

1 each – banana

1 Scoop – Chocolate Protein Powder

Blend with about 1.5 cups pure water or milk, add ice in hot weather.

ORANGE CREAMSICLE

1 medium orange

½ banana

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend with about 1.5 cups water or milk!  Yummy!!

STRAWBERRY BANANA

1 frozen banana

3-4 strawberries

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 T almond butter

Blend with 1.5 cups of water or milk and 3-4 ice cubes.

MANGO FANDANGO

.5 cups mango

½ Frozen banana

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

3-4 ice cubes

Blend with 1.5 cups of water or milk.

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